Green Bay Packers

It’s only a matter of time until the Green Bay Packers part ways with star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The team has been rumored to send the Super Bowl Champion off in a trade with the New York Jets. Former first-round pick Jordan Love appears to be his successor. However, the team may look to further shore up their QB depth.

NFL teams are allowed to bring in up to 30 players ahead of the NFL Draft, calling it a “top 30 visit”. That undoubtedly makes these visits incredibly important and teams must be selective with who they bring in.

The Packers decided to use one of these on a very surprising quarterback prospect. According to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky, the Packers will be bringing in Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford for a visit on Tuesday.

Clifford had a respectable five year career at Penn State, but isn’t exactly seen by most to be a future starting caliber quarterback. Most draft projections have him as a borderline Day 3 selection, with a possibility of going undrafted all together.

Many around the NFL world took notice of this news and are very surprised that the Packers are using one of these visits on Clifford.

Perhaps the most shocking part of the Packers interest in Clifford is that he is actually the same age as Jordan Love, so he wouldn’t exactly be a mentor for him if they did ultimately draft him.

It is certainly a surprising move the the Packers. However, maybe they know something about Clifford that the rest of the NFL world doesn’t see at this point.

[Rob Demovsky on Twitter]

About Reice Shipley

Reice Shipley is a staff writer for Comeback Media that graduated from Ithaca College with a degree in Sports Media. He previously worked at Barrett Sports Media and is a fan of all things Syracuse sports.